On the systematic position of the Eocene genus <i>Samlandotoma</i> (Coleoptera: Tenebrionoidea)

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Jan Batelka


The monotypic genus Samlandotoma Alekseev, 2019 from Eocene Baltic amber is transferred from Ripiphoridae: Pelecotominae to Tenebrionoidea, family incertae sedis, based on a comprehensive review of the original description and its comparison with fossil and extant genera of Pelecotominae and other ripiphorid genera.

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